All songs written by Björn Jakobsson, "At Alma's Café", "The Moose" and "Who wants to fly with me" are based on original ideas by Roger Carlsson.
recorded in Ealsden Digital Studio Skärholmen, May - June 2013
Treplektra Produktion - TREPCD72
dedicated to the memory of Roger Carlsson (1974-2011)
I was driving my rusty old Dixi van, I was totally homeward bound.
The snow was falling from a greyish sky, and there weren't any other cars around.
I was driving through a forest on a slippery road. I really longed for my wife.
I had been away for many days, but still it was a wonderful life, dear boy.
Still it was a wonderful life.
It was late at night and the sky was turning black, I had two hours left to drive.
Who cares if it's a long way, when you got a radio, and soon, very soon, I would arrive.
Who knows why it happened? I may have gone too fast, and the road turned sharply to the right.
In the middle of the road, I saw a gigantic moose. This could mean a painful night, dear boy.
This could mean a painful night.
I jumped on the brakes and my car span around, like a merry-go-round from hell.
I had no control and the car left the ground. I remember thinking: "Oh well ...
What a pity that it would all end like this, but who knows when it's time to leave?"
My car hit a spruce and everything went black. I guess there'd be some who would grieve, oh boy.
I guess there'd be some who would grieve.
I woke up in the darkness, felt pain everywhere. I thought that I would die.
But somehow it just wasn't my turn. Sometimes I wonder why.
I saw the moose and it was staring at me, with his big and worried eyes.
Then you'll never believe what happened next, it gave me quite a surprise, dear boy.
It gave me quite a surprise.
He opened the door and pulled me out in the snow. He watched me closely and shook his head,
brought out a stethoscope to check my pulse. He nodded when he saw I wasn't dead.
He brought out his first aid kit, plaster and splints, and turned me into a new and better man.
Thank heavens, he was a Red Cross moose. Support them as much as you can, dear boy.
Support them as much as you can, dear boy.
Support them as much as you can.